Mark Tse is a Boston based freelance conductor currently completing a Master’s degree in conducting with Charles Peltz at the New England Conservatory in Boston. While there, he has premiered new works, taught conducting classes and conducted rehearsals with NEC’s Symphonic Winds. Tse also helped organize the College Band Directors National Association's regional conference “Crossing Over” which NEC hosted. On November 11th, 2014 Tse made his conducting debut with the NEC Wind Ensemble in a performance of Massenet’s Ballet Music from Le Cid and his debut with NEC’s Symphonic Winds on February 24th, leading the ensemble in a performance of Holst’s Hammersmith.
His path to pursue professional conducting was paved during a conducting workshop with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the Eastman School of Music in 2011, where he was one of only five participants selected to conduct the orchestra in the workshop’s final concert.
Since then, Tse has been invited to participate at many conducting symposiums including the Wintergreen Conductors' Summit with scholarship (orchestral), the Bard Conductors' Institute (orchestral) with scholarship, the Frederick Fennell Memorial Conducting Masterclass at Eastman (wind), and the Hartt Instrumental Conducting Clinic (wind) through a scholarship by the College Band Directors National Association.